Dermaplaning, sometimes known as epidermal leveling or blading, is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment designed to make skin feel smoother, and to appear healthier and more youthful. Dermaplaning is a great way to exfoliate your skin and rid yourself of annoying “peach fuzz” that can appear on women as they age.
Like Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning removes the top-most layer of facial skin, thus eliminating dead skin cells and minor surface imperfections.
More About Dermaplaning
Dermaplaning treatments, a form of manual exfoliation, are typically performed by a licensed aesthetician at a professional skin care clinic. Dermaplaning or epidermal leveling utilizes a sterile surgical blade called a dermatome. The dermatome is carefully stroked over the skin in even motions similar to shaving. Treatment time can be as short as 15-20 minutes.
Blading the skin with a dermatome painlessly removes dry, dead surface skin to reveal new, healthy skin cells. Dermaplaning poses no serious side effects and patients can resume normal activities immediately following treatment.
Typically, Dermaplaning is only performed on the face, taking care to avoid the eyelids and neck. It can be used on individuals with sensitive skin, that may not respond well to microdermabrasion or chemical exfoliations or peels.
What Does Dermaplaning Treat?
Dermaplaning is a safe, effective treatment for overall skin rejuvenation. It can produce a smoother skin texture and a clearer complexion.
Since the Dermaplaning dermatome is a sharp blade, unwanted peach fuzz or whiskers may also be eliminated during treatment. In this manner, Dermaplaning offers a rare combination of skin rejuvenation and facial hair removal benefits.
Many clients express concern that the vellus “peach fuzz” will grow back heavier and darker after Dermaplaning. This is not the case. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment.
Dermaplaning can also be used prior to IPL treatments, dermal needling treatments, or chemical peels to encourage a better result and better absorption of products. Even women who are pregnant or nursing can get a Dermaplaning treatment for a deep exfoliation, without the worry of chemicals being absorbed into the bloodstream. It is most often used on clients with rough, dry skin, and superficial hyper-pigmentation. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth “glowing” appearance.
It’s another tool in our arsenal for aging skin!